Sibelius, symphony #7 in C, Op. 105. A 20th century
symphony in C major.
I finished Great
Expectations yesterday. It’s certainly a great
novel, and brilliantly plotted. I got through it in three
sessions, and found it very enjoyable. Dickens’s women aren’t
all totally believable. In particular, the “saintly angel”
figure seems to be a staple of his fiction.
My next book is Elton’s England under the
Tudors; a famous history, though now regarded as slightly
old-fashioned. I’ll let you know how I get on with this. I
doubt I’ll finish it in three sittings.
The link: Supervising arrangements
I should be doing other stuff right now. In fact, today’s link is all
about it. I’m doing my bit to turn Cambridge students into
world-conquering Oxbridge graduates. The supervision system at
Cambridge (they’re called tutorials at Oxford, but the system is
otherwise similar there) is widely held to be one of the university’s
It has its moments, but right now, I wish term was over.